PhD Postgraduate Scholarships in Information Studies

PhD Postgraduate Scholarships in Information Studies

Issued: Thu, 05 Nov 2015 22:02:00 GMT

HATII has a vibrant research culture that investigates a range of topics in the fields of information studies and digital culture, and digital humanities. Rapid technological change, massive volumes of digital information of increasing complexity, that is both global and mobile pose significant challenges to us individually and collectively. Fundamental concepts such as identity, memory, authenticity, trust, transparency, accountability, representation, engagement, preservation of cultural heritage and access are just some of the issues that the transition to the digital age brings into focus. These concerns demand a fresh theoretical approach, a deeper understanding of the nature of information and innovative solutions that connect theory with practice, people with information and technology with humanity.

HATII’s research focuses on five main areas:

  • Theoretical approaches to information
  • Management, Curation, Reuse, and Evaluation of Digital Assets
  • Archive, Records and (Personal) Information Management
  • Digital Heritage, Digital Museology & Digital Humanities
  • Entertainment and information access systems

We are pleased to invite applications for PhD studentships in Information Studies starting in 2016.

There are three types of scholarships:

  1. The SGSAH (Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities) Doctoral Scholarships funded by the AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership Scholarship scheme and by the Scottish Funding Council. These studentships cover fees for UK and EU students, and provide a generous stipend for UK students. Further information 

  2. The University of Glasgow College of Arts Internship studentships. These scholarships are open to UK/EU AND International applicants; they cover fees and provide a stipend. Further information.
    The final deadline for applications is 6 January. But please get in touch before the end of December, as applicants must hold an offer of a PhD place from Glasgow University to apply. Details on applying for a PhD.

  3. Carnegie Scholarships are also available to Scottish-connected students which may be nominated for a PhD at Glasgow by a member of staff. See the website for Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (deadline is end of February 2016)

Research and supervision expertise of our staff can be found at http://www.gla.ac.uk/subjects/informationstudies/
Interdisciplinary research proposals are also welcome.